Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
Weldon 2012: Factors Controlling Green House Gas Turnover in Norwegian Cultivated Peat Land Soils
Theme III. Agricultural use of peat and peatlands
The aim of this PhD study is to study factors controlling Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from cultivated peat lands in Norway. To this end, selected aspects of C and N cycling will be studied in a range of soils representing different climatic zones and drainage/degradation regimes, with the ultimate aim of arriving at better predictions for GHG responses to changing management practices, including those of abandonment and rewetting. To accomplish this, our research will examine carbon and nitrogen mineralisation rates and GHG production potentials and correlate these with various indices of carbon and nitrogen quality.